Welcome to my gallery of quilts. I live in Brighton, Michigan. I have been quilting for 40 years, evolving from traditional patterns and hand quilting to more modern/art styles with mostly machine quilting.
I hope you enjoy these! Comments/questions about purchases and commissions are welcome. Katie
This is a large quilt, about 56 X 56. It hangs on my sewing room wall. 2004
There are more quilts to view, see sidebar for categories.
This one is not new, but I haven’t shared it here before. Made with my ice-dyed fabric.
Last quilt of 2019.
Now for something completely different! At least I think it is for me. I wanted to do a medallion-style quilt, but not have the focal point in the exact center. I started with the blue/orange stripe, with pink and orange slanted sections for each quarter. After I sewed them into a square, I started adding some borders, using some black and white fabrics. Then I decided that the “center” focal point needed some black to relate to the borders, so I fused on the curved black whirligig pieces. Then I pulled out some of my “paint can lids” fabric to try (love it!), and added other polka dot and circle themed fabrics, as well as more black and white. Finally, a strip of orange rick-rack! I have quite a good collection of circle-themed fabric– time to play with them some more!
This one features a fabric with lots of different fish. I arranged the individual critters with some other fabrics. Looking at the whole collage on my design wall, I decided it could use some seaweed on the right. Glad I added it. The piece is quilted with a horizontal meandering line (like waves!).
It’s December 30, one more day until we turn into 2020. So why not look back at a few “oldies” that may not have shown up here before.
This one, “Nature’s First Green” (title of a Robert Frost poem) is from 2002. A challenge quilt to “use your favorite color” so it features chartreuse. Don’t we all love a little chartreuse to jazz things up? The squares are fused on.
This one, called jazzy blues, is a fuzzy picture but you get the idea. A small piece.
“Big Leaf” This one was done as part of a workshop with Pat Pauly. About 40 X 40″.
And this one features feedsack fabric, a table runner. Quite a contrast with the style of Big Leaf above!
That’s all for today.
I started out making free-cut blocks in black with white/black patterned fabric. Two of these fabrics are Australian, I love those fabrics. After doing about 20 and looking at them on the design wall, I decided the whole thing was going to need a bit of color. So I added the little strips of color to each of the blocks and then finished the arrangement. Better! No matter which way I turned this piece, I liked the overall arrangement, but I ended up with this one.
I usually make free-cut circles that come out looking a lot like real circles, that is they are fairly regular and feature evenly spaced bands of fabric. This time I decided to see what I would get if I made my cuts more linear. A little more challenging to sew. I used my hand-dyed and stenciled fabrics. I like the drama of this one.